St Columba's RC Primary School

We are Companions on a Journey

Ripley Street, Bolton, Lancashire BL2 3AR

0120 4333421

office@st-columbas.bolton.sch.uk

Art

 

Intent

At St Columba’s, we recognise the vital role of art and design in allowing curiosity, creativity and self –expression to develop alongside resilience, confidence and critical thinking skills. Our children are provided with opportunities to create a wide range of products and artwork, these skills can then transfer to other areas of the curriculum. We incorporate visual arts and Design technology to enhance every subject area and bring learning to life. Our inclusive ethos at St Columba’s allows all pupils to express themselves fully in these practical subjects.

Our curriculum introduces every member of our school community to a wide range of art and artists, including those from different periods, cultures and creeds. This in turn creates world citizens with an understanding of how art impacts and enhances societies and our surroundings. High priority is given to opportunities for discussion, commentating on what we have seen, and talking through ideas and plans for our own work. We will have knowledge of art and culture, will have developed preferences and made choices which will have a positive life-long impact.

Every year group has a clear progression of skills, which build on prior learning – such as use of tools and techniques with increasing mastery. Each KS2 class in school keeps their own sketch book which records responses to art and photos of work produced. Every child has opportunities to display their own creative work.

Implementation

Throughout children’s time at St Columba’s they will be developing skills in the following areas:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • 3D form
  • Print
  • Textiles 

All details of topics covered in each year group can be found on the whole school long term plan. All children have opportunities to discover new artists, works of art and culture, whilst using varied mediums, skills and tools. Work is displayed and celebrated throughout our vibrant school.

Impact 

We have put together a varied art and design curriculum to allow children to develop skills which reflect those set in the National Curriculum. On-going monitoring through pupil voice, book observations and environmental walk through ensures that children are inspired and supported throughout their art learning journey.

All details of topics covered in each year group can be found on the whole school long term plan. All children have opportunities to discover new artists, works of art and culture, whilst using varied mediums, skills and tools. Work is displayed and celebrated throughout our vibrant school.